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Reader Review of the Day: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo

Because you're an opinionated bunch — and I love that! — from here on out, we'll be highlighting one reader review every day. And what better way to start than with a hydrating shampoo to help treat dry, brittle wintertime hair? Here's demure20's take on Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo:

I just picked this up a week ago and I cannot stop bragging about how well it works! I've been trying to save my hair for the past eight months from dry, brittle, thinning, massive hair loss and seriously... my hair has been paper-thin ever since. Then the very moment I dried my hair after using this two-in-one, I was able to run my fingers across a full set of heavy, thick hair! I was smiling cheek to cheek! Not only that, but after several months the shower drain was not covered in a mountain of hair. It went from a mountain of my hair, to only a few strands of hair left on the drain. My hair was full of life once again and incredibly soft, shiny and fluffy!

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lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 8 years
Not a fan of Herbal Essences... the chemicals in the shampoo/conditioner leave my scalp itchy. I learned my lesson and now I stick with Aveda.
audrina audrina 8 years
I agree that if you are having hair troubles, you should see a doctor. Something may be wrong with your diet/health. I have lost a ton of hair in the past year due to a really bad diet that I was on. My family doctor finally sent me to a dermatologist who prescribed a pill to take, which I have been on for 7 months. Its a little better, but still falling out and has no shine to it at all. My thyroids have been checked and are leveled off. I need to see a Gastro dr. because something is not right with me.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Hithatsmybike, some hair types are naturally dry and fragile. I have course fine curls. It is a hellish combination, but with the right products I can wear it without gels and mousse that actually strips it of even more moisture. On good days it has texture and body and looks great up with minimal effort instead of looking like a bird's nest.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Allytta if you were losing hair because it was dry and brittle, then any shampoo or conditioner that helps retain moisture will do the job. If you were losing hair because it is over processed then no, you would need an expensive protein conditioner and it still wouldn't "undo" the damage. You don't know what was going on with her hair, so you can't make blanket statements like that. Before I got my Ojon Rejuvenating Conditioner, Tresemme Shampoo for dry and damaged hair helped my hair with breakage by not stripping it of all its oils and together with my high end conditioner my hair is soft and strong.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
I don't think shampoo has a huge affect on hair loss. If your hair "magically" goes from "dry, brittle & thin" to thick & supple in one wash, it just means you've covered it in product, it's not actually healthier. I'm with ElisaQ on this one: if you're experiencing severe hair loss & dry brittle hair, see your doctor. If you want healthy hair, don't change your shampoo, change your diet. (but don't wash your hair with handsoap or something either!) Herbal Essences has always made my hair feel great, but not my scalp! I think I'm allergic to the heavy fragrances in their products =( I love HE, but I don't use it!
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
My dad once brought home a bottle of Herbal Essences shampoo and I can not find it anywhere. It was for dandruff and it was the most pleasant smelling dandruff shampoo I've ever used. Then I found out that they do animal testing and I don't use their products anymore. I use this now
ElisaQ ElisaQ 8 years
Hair loss, thinning hair, and dry brittle hair are all signs of thyroid disfunction (usually of hypothyroidism, but can be signs of hyperthyroidims) and other autoimmune illness (alopecia, etc.). I know that it seems like "it's just hair," but I'd see my doctor if things are as bad as you described in your review.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
herbal essences is cheap, what are talking about? :) i get it when i don't want to buy salon brands.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I love Herbal Essence shampoos and conditioners. They work really well and smell fantastic. They're well-priced and go on sale all the time. Plus, there are almost always coupons making them even more of a steal!
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Herbal Essences isn't Expensive, it costs just as much as the other shampoos.
Pegona Pegona 8 years
Expensive does not always equal good. Inexpensive does not always equal bad.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
love the idea of the reviews. but i think one a day is way too much, were are we gonna get so many good reviews? they donna be crap then :) this one is cute, but doesn't sound realistic, if you were losing hair a cheap shampoo like herbal es. (and don't get me wrong i love it, i'm using it now) won't take care of the problem.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I love the totally twisted and color me happy collections. They smell soooo good. Oh, and they work well too.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I like their Color Me Happy and Long Term Relationship. I'm going to have to try the Hello Hydration too, especially if it's going to help with all the hair I seem to lose. I get gobs of hair in the drain, which disgusts me, so yeah...I'm going to have to pick this one up!
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 8 years
* I love herbal essences! is what that should have said!
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 8 years
I <3 herbal essences!
benedictxvii benedictxvii 8 years
I have really long hair so I have a problem with split ends. I used their shampoo to prevent breakage due to long hair, and it worked fine for a few weeks. Then it made the breakage waaaaay worse.
depeche3 depeche3 8 years
I love the smell, but hate the bottle. The bottle is a really hard plastic... it takes some strength to get the shampoo or conditioner out... I wish they would update just that...
peachy-thing11 peachy-thing11 8 years
love this shampoo. I'm addicted.
demure20 demure20 8 years
puddlesworth, it has now been two months since I've used this 2in1 and I'm still very pleased with the outcome! Very! :)
emalove emalove 8 years
I've always liked Herbal Essences, but this particular formula is too heavy for my baby-fine hair. But I use some of their other products and think they smell awesome!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
The Herbal Essences line really seems to be decent for a great price. Around here there are always deals -- BOGO, or similar, so you can try them very inexpensively. I'm going to have to try this one as my hair is so dry and brittle -- prematurely grey, and dyed to the max! Thanks for the review demure20!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I love this stuff because of the smell, but right now I'm using a highlight shampoo because I just bleached the crap out of some black dye.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
A week isn't long enough to tell if a shampoo is any good.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
The first month after i dye my hair i use paul mitchell, but after that its pointless because my hair doesnt like to be dyed (i'm naturally a light brown but iturn an ugly auburnish color in the sun... and i live in florida now) So i dye it a darker brown to prolong the orangy-unhealthy looking effect, but after the first month of dying i use this shampoo. It smells AMAZING and it works great!!!!
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